File Photo – Vernon Township William E. Peterson Park | Photo: Vernon Township

Paramedics and a lifeguard successfully revived a person who was unresponsive after nearly drowning in a public pool near Vernon Hills, officials said.

The Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 5:14 p.m. Tuesday to Vernon Township Peterson Park Pool, 16652 North Buffalo Grove Road in unincorporated Vernon Hills.

Fire officials said dispatch received a call for a report of a cardiac arrest at the pool.

Dispatchers were told that the incident was for a drowning victim.

Emergency crews arrived to find the patient out of the pool and CPR was being performed by the on-duty lifeguard.

Emergency crews assisted with advanced life support measures, fire officials said.

The victim was revived and talking as paramedics began to transport them to a nearby hospital.

The first district credited the lifeguard’s quick actions by rescuing the subject and immediately performing CPR.

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“Due to the lifeguard’s quick actions, the immediate initiation of CPR, and the advanced life support measures, the patient’s prognosis looks positive,” the fire district said.